Online meeting, June 29, 2020

General Information

The 7th meeting is held online Jun 29, 2020. Below you will find the Programme .

Google Earth image of the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Urban Fluid Mechanics Special Interest Group Meeting, June 29, 2020 (via MS Teams)

Short-range dispersion in urban environments and its role in virus transmission


1100-1105 Opening remarks (Zheng-Tong Xie, University of Southampton)

1105-1200 Adapting the built environment for disease control: challenges and opportunities. Catherine Noakes (University of Leeds) (Chair: Tim Foat, Dstl)

1200-1320 Invited lectures (Chair: Andrew Quinn, University of Birmingham)

· Sharing research of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yuguo Li (University of Hong Kong)

· Applying a high-resolution dispersion model in London to estimate changes in pollutant emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown. David Carruthers (CERC)

· An analytical approach to urban dispersion modelling. Omduth Coceal (University of Reading)

· Modelling short-range dispersion: present and future. Asiri Obeysekara (Imperial College) & Jefferson Luis (University of Aberdeen)

1320-1400 Lunch break

1400-1500 Invited lectures (Chair: Gabriel Rooney, Met Office)

· Aerosol transport: an update from RAMP (Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic). Paul Linden (University of Cambridge)

· Simple solutions for the concentration fluctuations of a passive scalar. Pietro Salizzoni (Ecole Central).

· Everything we do not know about the flow physics of COVID-19 transmission. Rajat Mittal (Johns Hopkins University).

1500-1600 Panel discussion on transmission of virus in urban environments. Maarten van Reeuwijk (Imperial College London)

Panel members:

· Catherine Noakes (University of Leeds)

· Paul Linden (University of Cambridge)

· Yuguo Li (University of Hong Kong)

· Rajat Mittal (Johns Hopkins University)

1600 Wrap up and next network meeting (Maarten van Reeuwijk)